Gallery from the show

PROG 2  Scotland - broadcast 19.30, 20th October 2017 RTE1, Ireland and on the RTE International Player.

 

Dónal Lunny follows the Celtic Songlines to Scotland. In Glasgow with Donald Shaw he discovers how new musical connections are being forged between the Celtic nations at the Celtic Connections festival.

 

At the city's Royal Conservatoire, home to one of the UK's leading traditional music schools he finds that young musicians from right across the Celtic nations, like Tom & Isla Callister from the Isle of Man are carrying their native traditions forward with passion and conviction.

 

Next Dónal travels to the beautiful and remote Isle of Canna in the Small Isles, home to Canna House and the most amazing collection of Gaelic music and folklore assembled by the late John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw.

 

On the isle of Skye Dónal finds out just why 'the pipes' have been so important to the music of the Celtic nations and why they may provide a link between them all. Here he meets Scots Gaelic singer Christine Primrose and members of the Peatbog Faeries who prove that the tradition is alive and well on the Isle of Skye.

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